U.P. Nursing Home Fire Kills Two

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities say two people were killed and more than 60 injured in a nursing home fire early today near Marquette.

The fire was reported about 12:15 a.m. at the Mather Nursing Center in Marquette County's Negaunee Township several miles west of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula.

Bell Memorial Hospital spokesman Rich Rossway said two people taken to his hospital had died. Authorities rushed twenty-five people to his hospital. Another 37 were taken to Marquette General Hospital.

The nursing home has 122 beds.

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